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Great Encounter of China and the West, 1500-1800

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ISBN-10: 074253815X

ISBN-13: 9780742538153

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: David E. Mungello

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This work dispels the myth that China was a silent partner in the dialogue between Eastern and Western civilisations. According to the author, the Chinese did not just passively accept Europe's embrace of their culture, arts and manufactures.
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/7/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Missionary and Trade Routes between Europe and China (1500-1800)
China (1500-1800)
List of Illustrations
Historical Overview
Chinese Acceptance of Western Culture and Christianity
Jesuit Accommodation
Jesuit Conversions of the Literati
Christianity as a Subversive Sect
Chinese Rites Controversy from the Chinese Perspective
The Closing of Chinese Minds (ca. 1644)
Chinese Reaction to European Technology and Art
Chinese Rejection of Western Culture and Christianity
The Basis of Anti-Christian Feeling in China
Chinese Anti-Christian Movements
European Art at the Chinese Court
European Art among the Chinese Literati-Painters
European Acceptance of Chinese Culture and Confucianism
Early Chinese Visitors to Europe
Chinese Rites Controversy from the European Perspective
The Proto-Sinologists
Leibniz, Bouvet and Figurism
The European View of the Literati Tradition: Confucianism versus Neo-Confucianism
Influence of Chinese Art upon European Artists
European Rejection of Chinese Culture and Confucianism
Father Ripa's Boys
China Popularizers in Europe
The Enlightenment's Idealization of China's Morality and Political System
Differing Views of Polyhistors and Philosophes in the Encounter with China
How the Chinese Changed from White to Yellow
The Macartney Mission to China (1792-1794)